[Geany-Devel] Python question

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Fri Apr 25 06:35:56 UTC 2014

On 14-04-24 09:44 PM, Pavel Roschin wrote:
> I'm played with GeanyPy plugin and faced with a problem.
> Here is the source code I created to get current document from sidebar:
> 	def press(self, widget, event, data=None):
> 		if event.button != 2:
> 			return
> 		mod, it = widget.get_selection().get_selected()
> 		doc = mod.get(it, 2)[0]
> According to sidebar.c, mod.get(it, 2) should return pointer to Document.

This isn't supported/recommended to do in either Geany plugin API or 
GeanyPy, but see below.

> But Python doesn't know that this is document and doc variable in this
> example has type GPointer. How can I access to this document from python plugin?
> P.S. I tried to use ctypes.cast, no success. Currently I'm addressing document
> with a file path but it is a hack and isn't working for symlinks.

If you really want to, maybe try to call the C function 
`Document_create_new_from_geany_document()` (in 
src/geanypy-document.[ch]) which is used by GeanyPy internally, but 
should be callable somehow from Python.

Matthew Brush

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